Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

National Health Sector Strategic Plan for 2017– 2021, Health Sector Recovery Plan 2015-2020

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

January 1

Legal and Political systems

  • Political cycles: Executive branch:election last held on 17 November 2012 (next to be held in 2017)
  • Political cycles: Legislative branch:last election held on 17 November 2012 (next to be held in 2017)
  • Legal System: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Sierra Leone joined IHP+ in 2010. The National Health Sector Strategic Plan runs from 2010 - 2015. Sierra Leone's country compact was finalized in December 2011 and signed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, ten development partners and four civil society organizations. There is work in progress to strengthen monitoring of the national health plan, and harmonize and align fiduciary risk assessments. An IHP+ country grant has primarily supported the development of the compact. A national CSO, Shepherd’s Hospice, received a Health Policy Action Fund grant in 2010. In 2012, Save the Children UK in Sierra Leone became a HPAF grantee. Sierra Leone participated in the 3rd round of monitoring progress against compact commitments by IHP+Results.

Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Joint country assistance strategy for the period FY10-FY13- the strategy emphasizes private sector development good governance prudent management of natural resources and macroeconomic stability.

European Commission*

Country strategy paper which presents the strategic framework for co-operation is a joint undertaking of the EC and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). It covers the period 2008-2013 in the case of the EC and the period 2008-2012 in the case of the DFID. Cooperation will focus on good governance and institutional support as well as the rehabilitation of priority infrastructure. The aim is to contribute to the creation of an institutional framework enabling sustainable economic and social development and to promote pro-poor sustainable growth for food security and job creation.

Costing and Financing

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